How To Motivate Yourself When You’re At Your Lowest

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Even the most motivated of us can have our downs. It’s natural. In fact, sometimes even thinking about turning the tide and making positive changes seems like an insurmountable task. That doesn’t mean people should give up before even trying.

Talk to any inspirational speaker and you’ll know there’s still hope. Take small, baby steps to get started in the right direction toward positive change.

Yes, it may seem impossible at times, but with some encouragement and support, breaking out of that rut is easy. If you’re feeling stuck, take a look at what you can do to pick up, and keep going!

Remember That Down Is Temporary

Every coin has two sides. Remember: there’s a new day after every night. Just because you’ve been experiencing the downside for quite some time doesn’t mean there isn’t an upside, too. When you feel motivation leaving you and despondence creeping in, try to change your situation by investing all energy, will and thought to do just that.

Take One Small Step

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You may have heard of this. Only a single and small step is needed to bring a positive change. Our minds are conditioned to think that only great achievements are worthy of acknowledgment.

You don’t have to stay in a rut forever; thinking your only way out is by accomplishing something huge. Take one small step and follow that up with another one. Keep going! Celebrate every small victory and achievement – even the failures. They’re teaching you something.

Think and Speak Positive Words Only

“You willed yourself to where you are today. So, will yourself out of it.” — Stephen Richards

Words are powerful. Positive words can offer a foundation of comfort and support, while words implying a negative tone not only cut to the core, they can dismantle your confidence. Successful people change the direction and tone of their thinking. Follow their lead. Move from pessimism to optimism and from inertia to momentum by making small but consistent changes.

And finally, ask for help. When you’re feeling low and questioning your purpose, just reach out and ask for help. It’s not sign of weakness or giving up, but of determination at finishing what you started. Discover the hidden motivation within you.